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Osteria Trefanti

Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1789
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“turbot” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
“baby octopus” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this place based on tripadvisor reviews and it proved the right decision. We had an excellent dinner, fairly priced (it is Venice, after all), with friendly and helpful service. They even prepared a small pasta dish for our kid, and even this one...More

Thank Vlad_13pf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first dinner in Venice was a huge success. We made a reservation via e-mail through their website. We had fantastic seafood, pasta, and really good service. It is away from the major tourist spots but not far from the main station. Highly recommend.

Thank Zorro_ICW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends on Saturday night. Very casual but the food was WOW! I had the gnochetti appetizer and the sea bass entree. Each was delicious. We had the two cakes for dessert that the chefs mother bakes and they were light, flaky and...More

Thank jonadoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Sat 4th Aug after reading TripAdvisor reviews only to be disappointed it was fully booked, so we booked for the next night and so glad we did, this restaurant is well worth a visit, the food was amazing and the best...More

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great taste experience ! Their small local sourced fish menu took me by surprise as I can be particular about eating fish at new places. The sea bass and potatoes was a good portion size and delicious ! We got lucky for a...More

Thank KatieB9494
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I cannot put into words how much I loved my meal here. We had the Seabass dish with raisons and onions as well as the swordfish. Both were impeccable melted in my mouth and the flavor combination nearly made me cry because it was the...More

Thank TarlansTravels
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here due to its popularity on tripadvisor and its frequent mention in the Lonely Planet book for Venice. We came here for lunch and had Sea Bass and Turbot with Tiramisu and Chocolate Bonnet with a wine recommended by the...More

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The best meal we have had in Venice so far! Staff was incredibly helpful and well-informed and the food was delicious! They offer a nice variety of light and flavorful fish dishes. Plus, the owner and staff took the time to explain the way some...More

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in this quaint restaurant on a quiet street. The seafood was fresh and prepared perfectly and the service was great.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were in the area after a gelato fiasco and decided to get some dinner. I had marked this place as a seafood restaurant we should consider visiting. I'm glad I marked it because not only was the food and service amazing, it's the best...More

Thank M T
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Dee P
5 June 2018|
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Response from steveseldo | Reviewed this property |
No. It's relatively casual. No shorts and flip flops but anything else is okay. Cozy small place with a very small menu.
Kate M
7 February 2018|
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Response from Theduchessofw | Reviewed this property |
I also think they would do anything you asked ! Your children will be very looked after ! Food is fabulous 👍👍👍
Angela P
17 September 2016|
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Response from Anne1doc | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't notice any food listed as gluten free on the menu. I would contact the restaurant to check.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Marin, 888, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 1789
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